Open Excellence is the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website and new look. Come check it out, and join us as we work to bring excellence to the practice of mental health care.

Ways To Give

When you want to make a difference, talk with us about the best ways to achieve your charitable and financial goals.

Our generous donors are the heart of our funds. Each of their creations becomes part of our family of funds, and each works to reform and improve mental health care. Even the most complex forms of giving are possible here, and our public charity status allows the maximum tax advantages available under the law.

Creating a fund with Excellence

You may wish to begin by discussing the many possibilities with your financial planner or contacting us directly. A fund can be created quickly and easily to suit your situation. You can donate many different types of assets including cash, securities and real estate. Establishing a fund is particularly advantageous if you own appreciated stock. You can give now or make a gift part of your estate planning.

Types of funds

By making a gift now you can experience the joy of philanthropy and witness the difference your gift can make. Your contributions to Excellence can take many forms. Any of the following asset types can be used to establish a charitable fund or give to an existing fund at Excellence.

These are the types of funds that can be created:
Donor-advised Funds
Field of Interest Funds
Donor Designated Funds
Incubator Funds

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Compare Your Options

We provide options you won’t find elsewhere: staff support and financial oversight for improving mental health care anywhere in the world through donor-advised funds that give you flexibility, influence and involvement. Our mental health focus and international scope are unique.

Regional/Local Community Foundations
Most have donor-advised funds for local use only and limited help in targeting mental health care.

Private Foundations
To create a private foundation requires substantial assets and a dedicated administrative infrastructure.

Commercial Charitable Gift Funds
Available through banks and investment companies, comparatively less flexible.

Administrative Fees
The fees you pay help us work together to change mental health care. For a complete description, click here.

Contact Us

(503) 816-5676
8532 SW St. Helens Drive, Suite 250
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070


The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
Donations to any of our funds are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID: 27-4682873. A copy of our latest 990 may be obtained here.

Or by writing to the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section,
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-4096